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Monthly Archives: February 2018

  • Understanding the Colorful Magnetic Muon

    As we discussed in a previous post, “Magnets & Photography,” art and magnets don’t often cross paths. But when they do, they make for some stunning pieces. Artists Nathalie Kalbach and Urii Guchenia at the Chicagoland Nathalie Studio have created a stained glass representation of the magnetic field inside the Muon g-2 (“gee minus two”) experiment at Fermilab. Continue reading

  • Magnets Keep It Clean: The Wonderful Cleansing Properties of a Magnetic Grid

    Imagine waking up in the morning and shuffling over to your coffee maker. You pour yourself a hot cup, and then reach for the sugar. As you spoon the sugar out of the bag, you notice something shiny. It’s a tiny shard of metal, and if you had been any sleepier this early in the morning, there’s a good chance you would’ve swallowed it.  Continue reading

  • Vase Cleaning the Magnetic Way!

    Spring is right around the corner and as the age-old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers." Flowers can add an extra decorative touch to your home this time of year, but keeping your vases clean is important for many reasons. Vase cleaning can help eliminate the odors that come along with the standing water as well as extend the life of the flowers. Continue reading

  • DIY Magnetic Medal Count Board

    We are in the midst of the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Although the United States might not be panning out to be one of the top countries in the medal count, it’s still fun to commemorate this special occasion and celebrate the accomplishments of athletes from every nation. This DIY Magnetic Medal Count Board is the perfect way to continue celebrating the Winter Games. Continue reading

  • Magnets in Mining: Protecting Precious Goods

    You’ve likely seen the enormous, heavy-duty machines used in the mining industry. It’s a tough line of work that employs equally tough people and machines, including trucks as big as houses. As demanding of an industry as it is, mining also requires rather delicate machines. Sure, the machines used to tear through the earth are built to be extremely durable, but the processing equipment used afterwards is quite similar to the equipment you’d find in many factories around the world.  Continue reading

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